SPYRUS Debuts the Industry’s First USB 2.0 Secure Mass Storage Token with Next Generation Encryption for Microsoft Windows Users at RSA Conference 2006
SAN JOSE, CALIF., RSA CONFERENCE 2006, FEBRUARY 13, 2006 — SPYRUS, Inc., a leading provider of high assurance security solutions, today announced the world’s first USB 2.0 personal hardware security token that seamlessly integrates secure mass storage using Suite B cryptographic algorithms, high performance encryption and authentication services, and One Time Passwords (OTP).
The new SPYRUS Hydra Privacy Card® (Hydra PC) Series II enables the same powerful Windows encryption and authentication services as the SPYRUS Rosetta security devices, and includes Suite B; Elliptic Curve Cryptography, the Advanced Encryption Standard, and “SHA-2.” Mass storage is provided by a removable and replaceable miniSDÃ¢â€ž? memory media. All data stored on this media is encrypted with Suite B algorithms, with high-performance encryption delivering data access at rates in excess of 20 MB per second. The co-resident Hydra PC authentication services mean that all data stored on the device is securely linked to the identity of its owner, which delivers strong, personal control of and accountability for all data stored on the device.
Hydra PC also has an OATH-compliant authentication application that supports current generation and next generation algorithms. These features make the compact, portable Hydra PC the ideal device to secure, store, and easily transport critical data for a number of markets including financial services, healthcare, commercial enterprise, and for government applications in law enforcement, military and homeland security.
“The new Hydra PC raises the bar for powerful, high speed encryption, authentication and storage on a device the size of a commercial USB flash drive,” said Tom Dickens, chief operating officer, SPYRUS. “Even organizations following compliance laws and regulations to the letter use unsecured, non-compliant flash drives to store unsecured business-critical documents. The data stored on these easily misplaced or stolen drives is usually not encrypted and, in the wrong hands, can cripple an organization’s operations. For the first time, Hydra PC provides users with an innovative secure mass storage solution that provides next generation security and access control that fully satisfies an organization’s security and privacy compliance requirements.”
About the Hydra PC Series II
The baseline Hydra PC device fits on a keychain. It has a removable miniSD memory media to provide for memory capacity evolution over time. The device remains secure because all data on the memory media is encrypted by strong Suite B algorithms and securely linked to the user’s identity.
Hydra PC provides authentication services through PKI-based digital certificate security that lets the user perform:
– Secure computer smart card log-on
– Email encryption
– Digital signatures
– Authenticated Web browsing
– Secure One Time Password (OTP) authentication based on the OATH open standard.
The optional Hydra PC ID Verifier sleeve component provides an extra measure of security with three-factor authentication through a secure PIN entry mechanism and an optional biometric fingerprint sensor. The PIN or the biometric identifier can’t be exposed to a keyboard “key logger” or a Trojan horse program, making the Hydra PC an excellent security option for home users as well.
The Hydra PC incorporates the Infineon SLE66CX642P module. “SPYRUS and Infineon have a decade-long partnership in high-end security projects,” said Joerg Borchert, vice president of Security and Chip Card ICs, Infineon Technologies North America. “SPYRUS’ selection of the Infineon SLE66CX security controller platform was based on the security features that protect against advanced attacks. The SLE66CX is able to provide support for the legacy PKI authentication applications while allowing innovation to support the next generation of crypto algorithms.”
SPYRUS products support the entire range of popular cryptographic algorithms used today in addition to the new Suite B algorithms approved for use by the USA Government. This includes the full range of ECC curves in GF(p) from P-256 to P-521, SHA-2 224/256/384/512, AES-128/192/256, Triple-DES, RSA 1024/2048, DSA 1024, ECDSA 256/384/521, along with the five EC Diffie-Hellman schemes required by NIST’s Special Publication SP 800-56.
Powerful Security, Low TCO
HYDRA PC devices provide a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) because of its multi-functional security capabilities and its support for replaceable/removable miniSD media; allowing replacement as increased memory sizes become available. Additional future proofing features that further lower the cost of ownership of the Hydra PC include integrated support for Suite B on Windows Vista using the latest Microsoft Smart Card CSP. Any licensed user can use a Hydra PC device and the SPYRUS Card Module software with either Suite B or RSA algorithms on Windows Vista Beta2.
The Hydra Privacy Card Series II provides end users with support for the strongest cryptography capable of being used on legacy Windows platforms as well as the next generation cryptography planned for future versions of the operating systems and their corresponding applications.
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About SPYRUS, Inc.
SPYRUS, Inc, is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in Canada and Australia. Since its inception in 1992, SPYRUS has specialized in cryptographic services utilizing high assurance devices to publish, distribute, and provide access control for electronic data. SPYRUS’ mission is to set the standard for the new era of multinational information sharing and long term data protection. Further information is available at www.spyrus.com.
About Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for automotive, industrial and multimarket sectors, for applications in communication, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In fiscal year 2005 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 6.76 billion with about 36,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.